NIP and NaVi are matched up against each other in the Group stage match of the IEM Katowice to be held on the 2nd of March 2016 at 17:40 CET.
NIP will be coming into this match after a break time and will already have played 3-4 matches before this one. The groups would be shaping up for the teams by now and assuming NIP can win against some of the previous teams, their motivation should be really high into this match. NIP’s team is bootcamping for this tournament. Their matches are really close and it is expected that they will be playing in a very care free manner which would give them a huge advantage over a strats based team such as NaVi.
NaVi have been very inconsistent in their previous matches. The team itself is very momentum based and might be pretty much down and out if they lose against LG in the previous matches. NaVi prefer playing on Mirage and Overpass over most of the other maps. Overpass should be instantly banned by NIP considering that they almost never want to play this map. The other maps including Mirage are actually quite decent for NIP as a team. NaVi’s performance heavily depends on Guardian and if Guardian have been performing in their previous matches it can very well be expected that NaVi can win this match.
The Prediction : 50%-50%
The Bet : It really depends on previous results and the way Guardian is playing. If Guardian are underperforming, a medium Bet on NIP is quite good.